Today we’d like to introduce you to Fawn Nicole.
Hi Fawn, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
When I was 17, my dream job was working at a local chain thrift store. I often would get asked why my aspirations were so small compared to the creativity that followed me as a child; I’d laugh this off most days, but the truth is, after the childhood I had, I didn’t plan on having a future to make aspirations for.
Film-making found me by accident, tripping over the cash register as a woman gave me her number and told me that she would love to interview me to be a makeup artist for her wedding company. She was a con artist, a child groomer, finding young women to take under her wing and then abusing them. I filmed my first wedding on a go pro under her company- and albeit… it was pretty bad, but something lit up deep inside of me that told me, “you’re gonna live to be past 17 and you’re gonna be happy one day.” I remember being told by this woman as I was separating myself from her web that I’d never make it in life that I’d always succumb to the hell I was raised in, and mostly, that I’d be nothing without her. The thing is, though, when you choose to not only live but to enjoy living, after an entire childhood of waiting on permanent peace, you have a fire in you. When you know that not existing is no longer an option for you, you fight. And I did.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Being a very young woman in a male-dominated industry was a struggle. At 17 and many years after, I had to fight tooth and nail to get half of the amount of respect I have now at 22. Now many of the men or elders that doubted me come to me for business advice.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am an intimate lifestyle filmmaker- I focus on the raw love stories of human beings. Fawn & Bee Co. is known for being queer-owned and representing, as well as having a diverse and inclusive portfolio that everyone can see themselves in. I am most proud of the way my couples tell me about how estatic they are when they receive their films. You won’t find another filmmaker who puts as much passion and love into their craft as a filmmaker whose life once depended on and was saved by the same craft.
What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
I predict way more destination elopements than big weddings. People are relearning their priorities after this pandemic, and a big one is that life is too short to not want to hike up a cliff in your wedding attire- I think that’s how the saying goes.
- Elopement films starting at $1800
- Wedding films starting at $3500
- Free engagement sessions with all of my packages – priceless.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.fawnandbee.com
- Instagram: Instagram.com/fawnandbee
- Facebook: Facebook.com/fawnandbee
- Other: TikTok: @beingfawn
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